More Shard, less Cheops – the new look of law

4-May-2015 | By Richard Kemp

Are firms’ strategies ready for the shake-up that artificial intelligence is set to bring?

Peter Kalis 2015 index

Women, teamwork and innovation

27-Apr-2015 | By Peter Kalis

Now that more women are adding their skill and insight to the team game of law, the profession stands on the cusp of greatness.


Holes, headaches and unease: What a Brexit would really mean

20-Apr-2015 | By Ian Cox

With the general election just 17 days away and the prospect of a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU if the Conservatives win, firms have to consider the consequences for their clients in the event of a ‘Brexit’.

Allen Maurice index

Diversity and global unity gives London and law firms the lead

13-Apr-2015 | By Maurice Allen

Britain punches above its weight thanks to its cosmopolitan outlook, and law firms head the trend. But equality closer to home remains our flaw.


Industry comment: Mark Brandon, strategy director, Overture


Few lawyers have a ready answer to my favourite question, but they should.

Bratton Tim Index

Solving the outsourcing dilemma: when to opt for contract lawyers and when to call Big Law

30-Mar-2015 | By Tim Bratton

The specific issues that in-house legal counsel face mean their choice of outsourcer is not a straightforward matter of cost.

David Halliwell index

The machines are coming for your job

23-Mar-2015 | By David Halliwell

The commoditisation of artificial intelligence means many areas of the lawyer’s trade are at risk – including the ‘creative’ element.

Passmore Colin

Byte by byte, our rights of privilege are being eroded

16-Mar-2015 | By Colin Passmore

The Government has admitted unlawful monitoring practices by our intelligence services and new technology will augment their power – unless we act now

Robert Lewis

China Watch: Will Dentons-Dacheng merger open door?


Will other firms follow Dentons and Dacheng into merger? 

Behind the Law


PEP standoff: Why Dentons is back on the war path over profit disclosure policy

1-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Dentons has reignited the debate on profit disclosures with new claims that its net profit and profit per equity partner figures for 2014 have been reported erroneously.

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Why the BSB’s Professional Statement matters for aspiring barristers

28-Apr-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) recently said that its professional statement could be the key to unlocking the bar for many people who are currently unable to access the profession.

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Bakers’ Milton Cheng on why FenXun JV is just the beginning

21-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Baker & McKenzie China, Vietnam and Korea office managing partner Milton Cheng believes the change in law has sparked interest in PRC law from other international firms.

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John Cleland

Pinsents' John Cleland: "there's a new person in charge"

1-May-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Following a contested election that pitted ultimate victor John Cleland against property head Adrian Barlow and client operations head Richard Masters, Pinsent Masons’ new managing partner stepped into the role today.

Jay Sadanandan

Latham's Sadanandan: London is a bright spot for us

24-Apr-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Latham & Watkins has a new London managing partner in Jay Sadanandan, but like the song, the strategic direction remains the same.

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